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Roger Federer donates $1 million to vulnerable Swiss in virus crisis

AFP
Published Mar 25, 2020, 8:09 pm IST
Updated Mar 25, 2020, 8:09 pm IST
More than 8,800 people have tested positive for COVID-19, while 86 people had died as of Monday in Switzerland
 Roger Federer with his wife Mirka. DC File Photo
  Roger Federer with his wife Mirka. DC File Photo

Geneva: Tennis great Roger Federer on Wednesday donated more than a million dollars to help support his "most vulnerable" Swiss compatriots through the coronavirus crisis.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion and his wife donated one million Swiss francs ($1.02 million, 943,000 euros), saying nobody should be left behind as Switzerland battles against the global pandemic.

 

According to official figures reported to the World Health Organization, Switzerland has the ninth-highest number of infections in the world.

According to the Swiss health ministry, more than 8,800 people have tested positive for COVID-19, while 86 people had died as of Monday.

"These are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind. Mirka and I have personally decided to donate one million Swiss francs for the most vulnerable families in Switzerland," world number four Federer, 38, said on Instagram.

"Our contribution is just a start. We hope that others might join in supporting more families in need. Together we can overcome this crisis! Stay healthy!"

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Location: Switzerland, Geneve, Geneve




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